Colleges for a 4.0 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 4.0 grade point average?

Is a 4.0 good?

A 4.0 is the highest possible unweighted GPA which indicates you've achieved straight A's throughout your high school career. This puts you in an excellent position to for application and possible acceptance at the most elite and selective colleges in the U.S including the Ivy League. Keep in mind that a perfect GPA isn't enough, you will need equally strong SAT and ACT scores to get into the reach colleges on this list.

What is a 4.0 GPA?

A 4.0 is equal to a 95% (or above) on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 4.0 is an A average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 4.0 places you within of the academic range at these colleges. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 258 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 4.0. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 4.0 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 4.0 GPA Colleges

Displaying 258 colleges where your 4.0 GPA is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 386 target schools (good chance), 76 reach (harder) schools and 2,750 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.87 Average GPA

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $18,712net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance8%
Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.74 Average GPA

#12 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,152enrollment
  • $28,999net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance19%
University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

3.9 Average GPA

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 25,860enrollment
  • $24,771net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance10%
University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

4.11 Average GPA

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 41,200enrollment
  • $17,723net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1470SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance38%
Villanova University
V
Villanova, PA
Villanova University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

3.86 Average GPA

#8 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 11,030enrollment
  • $36,840net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1470SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance35%
University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

4.22 Average GPA

#25 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 24,639enrollment
  • $17,579net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance16%
Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

4.04 Average GPA

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $18,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance5%
Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

4.18 Average GPA

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,381enrollment
  • $16,779net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance3%
University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

4.1 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $10,457net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance32%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.8 Average GPA (estimated)

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance43%
University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.82 Average GPA

#20 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 46,716enrollment
  • $17,357net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance31%
University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

4.29 Average GPA

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,537enrollment
  • $15,718net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance6%
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

3.88 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $12,568net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance43%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

4.18 Average GPA

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $21,482net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance41%
University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

3.73 Average GPA

#5 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 47,310enrollment
  • $37,521net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance19%
University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

4.2 Average GPA

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $33,102net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance19%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.86 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,961net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance53%
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.95 Average GPA

#3 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,449net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance72%